Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1142453

Fingered Dagger Moth
Acronicta dactylina

Observation date: September 20, 2017
Date notes: found this caterpillar where I work and everyone is curious what it is
Submitted by: Maria Roberts
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: was on our porch on a cloudy date. very active
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 23, 2021
Coordinator notes: These Acronicta (Dagger Moth) instars are difficult to identify when small, but this is almost certainly A. dactylina, the Fingered Dagger Moth.